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Third Sector Health Hubs

What they are and organisations you can meet

What are Third Sector Health Hubs?

We offer regular third sector hubs at the practice. They allow people (from any surgery) to come along to meet organisations and staff for information, and to chat about how they can get help locally.

The types of information available include how to get community support involving carers, advocacy, financial information, volunteering, and much more.

Which organisations attend?

The organisations attending a health hub may include:

  • Penumbra: Penumbra provides two services in Forfar and Kirriemuir Area: the Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service and the Nova Service. The Angus Nova Service is available to any-one over 16 experiencing mental health challenges. They help to find ways to manage your mental health and wellbeing, access activities, groups, education, work and Penumbra Carers Short Breaks.
  • Angus Citizens Advice Bureau: Provides free, confidential, independent and impartial advice and information across a wide range of topics to all residents of Angus.
  • Hear Me: Provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counselling either face to face or over the telephone for men, women and children (aged 8+) who have been sexually abused or sexually exploited. Pathways to the future is an integrative support service that is free and confidential for survivors of abuse in Angus (12 years +).
  • Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT): The HEAT, managed by Scarf/funded by Angus Council, provide free,impartial advice on keeping your house warmer and lowering your fuel bills.Specialist advisors provide free home visits to all householders in Angus.
  • Voluntary Action Angus (VAA): Supports the growth of volunteering, social enterprise and local third sector development and social prescribing.
  • North East Sensory Service (NESS): Achieving independence for blind and deaf people. In Angus we provide rehabilitation services, equipment advice, groups and one to one volunteer support.
  • Housing Solutions: Together housing and OT promote the range of solutions that can be considered to support people living in the community providing advice and information on housing options, technology, equipment, and adaptations across all tenures.
  • Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership (AADP): We provide information and advice regarding drug and alcohol support, treatment and recovery opportunities that are available in Angus.
  • Trading Standards — Angus Council: A local government service that works to protect consumers and support legitimate business. We raise awareness of scams and talking about our Financial Harm Project to protect people affected by dementia, supported by the Life Changes Trust.
  • Angus Women's Aid: A confidential service, offering support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Vegetarian For Life: Vegetarian for life is a non-profit organisation offering recipes, menu planners and a range of free publications on nutrition, cooking on a budget, and guides to catering on behalf of older vegetarians and vegans.   

If there's a particular organisation you want to meet, please check they will be in attendance by contacting Ashley McGregor, Community Health Development Worker with Voluntary Action Angus - see the contact details in the panel.

Interested?

The next quarter's dates for our Third Sector Health Hubs are:

  • 9 May 2019, 10.30am to 12 noon
  • 13 June 2019, 10.30am to 12 noon
  • 11 July 2019, 10.30am to 12 noon

If you are interested in finding out more about local organisations who may be able to offer support, please look out for posters in the practice and on our news page and social media.

For more general information please contact Ashley at ashley@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk or phone 01307 462316.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.net